at (21-28-7) (22-28-8)Nassau Coliseum -- Uniondale, NYTV: MSG+ Radio: 88.7, 103.9 FM
[sny-box]The Least You Should Know About the Flames... The Flames have almost an identical record as the Islanders and have also struggled this season... However, the Western Conference was hot to start the year and Calgary was out of playoff contention a bit earlier although both conference's eighth seeds are now in a similar spot... Calgary also has a similar goaltending combo as the Isles, as Karri Ramo (.908) and Reto Berra (.894) have below average and well below average numbers...[/sny-box]
Tonight the Islanders return home for the first of two games prior to the Olympics break. They'll host the Calgary Flames tonight in the first of two matchups this year, with the other coming in a few weeks on March 7. On Saturday night Colorado comes to town and then we'll all focus on the dogs and missing doorknobs... I mean SPORTS ... in Sochi.
The worse of the Flames top two goalies will start tonight, as Reto Berra draws the Islanders. Berra is owner to a sub-900 save percentage this season and three-plus GA in four his last seven. Defender Curtis Glencross is the only notable injury for Calgary. The Flames are 5-1 in their last six games.
The Islanders will start Evgeni Nabokov in net tonight. The rest of the lineup in unconfirmed but you'd have to guess that it doesn't change much after a win, as Capuano doesn't usually change it after a win.[sny-box]
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